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Metrolinx invites local community to new Gormley GO Station

TORONTO: December 2, 2016 – The new Gormley GO station officially opens and service begins this Monday, December 5.

On Sunday, December 4, Metrolinx is inviting the local community to experience the new Gormley GO Station before the start of service. Fun activities will take place between noon and 2:00 pm. One of the events is a free ride on a GO Train between Gormley and Langstaff GO Stations. The train will leave Gormley at 1:00 pm, and return at 1:40 pm. It will be a scenic ride only, the train will not make any other stops until it returns to Gormley GO Station.

New GO buses will be on hand, as well as our GO Bear mascot! GO Transit Safety Officers will also be onsite with stickers, fake tattoos and safety hand-outs for the kids.

Five morning and five afternoon GO train trips will serve the new station along the Richmond Hill line. GO buses will also serve the new station, with two-way midday service between Gormley and Union Station, as well as night-time service from Union.

The station features 850 parking spaces, electric vehicle charging stations, a bus loop, a kiss-and-ride area, heated shelters, and a platform snowmelt system for customer convenience.

QUICK FACTS

§ To support new GO service to Gormley GO Station, a layover train storage facility with capacity for six trains was recently built and opened in Richmond Hill.

§ The Gormley GO Station is fully accessible and has been built to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. Green building features include rainwater harvesting technology and innovative roofing that is made from 95 per cent recycled materials.

§ Careful design work also preserved the natural environment around Gormley GO Station, including a creek, a forested area and a small meadow.

§ Ontario invested $22 million to build the new Gormley GO Station.

§ Since 2013, Ontario and Metrolinx have built three new GO stations, renovated 10 existing GO stations, and added a total of 6,000 new GO station parking spots. They have also purchased 220 new GO buses, 69 new GO train coaches, and 10 new GO train locomotives.

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Gormley GO Station

Metrolinx

For media inquiries, please contact Vanessa Barrasa at vanessa.barrasa(at)metrolinx.com or 416-230-3732.